Skatefest starts Fri. Dec. 12 @ Savannah Civic Center. The indoor skating rink is open until Jan. 4. Each session is 1.5 hours. Cost: $7 and includes skate rental. 5-session Skatefest pass: $30. Available @ the Civic Center Box office. Non-skating chaperones are FREE. For a session schedule, click here or call the SKATELINE at 912.651.6615 or box office at 912.651.6556/800.351.7469.
Ride a streetcar on River Street. The public is invited to a FREE test ride of Savannah’s fully restored River Street Streetcar.
noon-7 pm Sat, Dec. 13. The streetcar will pick up and drop off passengers at the base of the Barnard and Lincoln ramps. Regular passenger service is set to begin Jan. 1. The 47-foot long streetcar is an authentic, full-restored 1930s-era Melbourne streetcar.
Christmas on the Homefront @ the Mighty Eighth Museum
11 am-4 pm Sat. Dec 13.
Fun and educational hands-on activities about the holiday season during wartime. Activities are FREE. Best for ages 3 – 13.
912.748.8888 ext 106.
2 pm Sat. Dec 13 @ River Street Riverboat Company 9 E River St.
Join Santa on board the Savannah River Queen or the Georgia Queen for pictures and a one hour narrated sightseeing tour. Children who bring a new, unwrapped toy will cruise for FREE with a paying adult!! All collected toys will be donated to Greenbrier Children’s Center. Cost: Adults: $17.95, Children w/o a toy to donate: $9.95. Children 3 and under cruise free. Other Santa Cruise date: Sun., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. For more info, click here or call 800.786.6404.
Tybee Christmas Parade
3 pm Sat. Dec. 13. Begins @ Tybrisa Street and ends @ Memorial Park. Children’s Christmas party immediately following.
Holiday fun @ Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St.
10 am- noon Sat. Dec. 13
Hear holiday stories and make ornaments, dreidels or wall hangings. Cost: $5, includes all materials, snacks and museum admission. Reservations required. 912.651.6823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
City Market Christmas for Kids Celebration
11 am-2 pm Sat. Dec. 13 @ City Market, Jefferson and W. St. Julian St.
FREE! Fun-filled activities including cookie decorating, ornament making, musical performances, petting zoo, storytelling, face-painting, photos with Father Christmas.
Nutcracker @ Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.
2 & 8 pm Sat. Dec. 13. Presented by Savannah Danse Theater. Tickets: $20-$25 matinee and $25-$50 evening. 912.525.5050 or @ SCAD Box office window, 216 E. Broughton St. or at the door one hour prior to event.
Twas the Night Before Christmas
2 pm & 5 pm Sat. Dec. 13. A children’s ballet presented by The Children’s Ballet Theatre of the Academy of Dance. Cost: $10-$18
Tickets can be purchased @ 912.525.5050 or @ SCAD Box office window, 216 E. Broughton St. or at the door one hour prior to event.
Winnie-the-Pooh performance @ the Savannah Children’s Theatre.
Showtimes are 7 pm Fri. Dec. 12 and 3 pm Sat. Dec. 13 and Sun. Dec. 14. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here or at the theatre at 2160 E. Victory Drive in the Crossroad Shopping Center @ Victory and Skidaway. 912.238.9015
Santa on Broughton Street
He’ll be available for photos and listening to children’s wish lists every weekend until Christmas @ 24E Broughton St. Donations benefit the Savannah Downtown Business Association and Make-A-Wish Foundation. 912.660.4718. For parking info, click here.
Gingerbread Village display @ The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort &; Spa’s main lobby, Hutchinson Island. Made by local chefs. Don’t forget to vote for best gingerbread creation. Through Dec. 25. FREE and open to the public. 912.201.2048
Hilton Head Is./Bluffton area
Holiday Lights Trolley Tour
Fri and Sat. Dec. 12 & 13. Take the kids to see the best holiday light displays, with refreshments and snacks. Hosted by the SHARE Center. $15 per person. Pre-registration required. 843.785.6444
Super Saturday Program and Nutcracker Puppet show @ Hilton Head Library
11 am Sat. Dec. 13.
Becky Becker and her box of puppets will perform “The Nutcracker,” a 45-minute program. Best for ages 3 and older. FREE. Seating is limited. Free tickets available starting at 9 am that morning.